Much of the 2010 Knotts Berry Farm Halloween haunt is recycled from previous years; in particular, all of the mazes that made their debut in 2009 are back. Some of them may have been tweaked slightly, but their overall presentation remains essentially the same. Even though these mazes are old, for the most part their ghoulish charm remains. For instance, Lockdown the Asylum once again takes you on a trip through a maximum security facility for the criminally insane, where the inmates have taken over.
Terror of London puts you on the trail of Jack the Ripper, walking down cobblestone streets in the English fog.
Uncle Bobo’s Big Top of the Bizarre is another one of those krazy klown type walk-through mazes.
Dia De Los Muertos is a colorful 3D maze haunted by La Llarona, Chupacabra, mummies, and evil Aztecs.
Many older mazes are returning as well: for instance, 2008’s Labyrinth, which features fewer shocks. It is filled with mythical creatures and aims for a more ethereal atmosphere.
Cornstalkers is another moody maze, worth revisiting.
The Slaughterhouse remains popular.
2007’s Doll Factory is back, and creepy as ever. The old Vampire Lore maze, also featured on this video, has been replaced by Labyrinth, seen above.
Also returning are Club Blood and the Black Widow Cavern Mine Ride, which you can see at the end of this video, after a trip through the old Mangler Asylum, which is no longer active.
Knotts Scary Farm’s mazes are not up to the technical standards scene at Halloween Horror Nights in Unversal Studios Hollywood, but they feature imaginative concepts and enthusiastic scare-actors. Perhaps more important they offer a wide variety of themes, so there is virtually something for everyone. Although there is little new for 2010, if you were not able to attend last year, it is definitely worth the effort to get out there this Halloween to do a little catching up.